Archive for December 2007
The Angel of the North
We started 2007 with a picture of The Angel of the North, a sunrise at dawn – so it’s appropriate to close out 2007 with the sun setting behind Gormley’s iconic figure. The statue is only a few miles from South Shields and is sited on a hill overlooking the busy A1 road which carries traffic from London to Edinburgh, hence it is seen by thousands of motorists every day.
South Shields Daily Photo would like to wish you well, and hope that 2008 brings you lots of luck and good health.
Camera details; Pentax K100D, 64mm lens, 1/250 second, f8, iso 200, velbon tripod.
South Shields Town Hall
Another view of our Georgian Town Hall, lit up, illuminated, and decorated for the Christmas period, this view takes in the forecourt and the bottom of Westoe Road, South Shields. The horizontal lines were caused by the passing lights of the cars.
Camera details; Pentax K100D, 28mm lens, 1 second, f11, iso 800, tripod.
Daybreak at Souter Lighthouse
An early morning walk along the cliff tops to Souter Lighthouse, South Shields, just in time to catch the sunrise.
Camera details; Pentax K100D, 67mm lens, 1/20 second, f4.5, iso 200
Jack and the Beanstalk
Yes it’s pantomime season, and Jack and the Beanstalk is playing at the Customs House in South Shields. Seeing as it’s a fully in-house production the artwork on the outside wall of the theatre has been produced by locals and very eye catching it is!
Camera details; Pentax K100D, 50mm lens, 1/250 second, f6.7, iso 200
Sunderland Stadium of Light
Sunderland played Manchester United yesterday afternoon in a packed Stadium of Light. Here we see the sun setting behind the Premiership ground where over 47,000 fans gathered to see the former European Champions defeat the home team 0 – 4. Those dark clouds could well be ominous portents as my team enter the second half of the English Premier League season.
Camera details; Pentax K100D, 30mm lens, 1/125 second, f5.6, iso 200
Cleadon Mill, South Shields
It’s Boxing Day, and I’m still a little tired.
Christmas Day was mostly spent out of the house visiting, we went to see my father and open gifts with him, then moved on to my wife’s parents where we did the same before settling down to a late, and rather heavy, lunch. Very traditional, roast turkey, ham, roast potatoes, sweetcorn, peas, roast parsnips, brussels sprouts, and cranberry sauce, followed by a large sherry and brandy trifle with fresh cream. I was crammed!
So late yesterday afternoon just as the sun was setting I took a stiff walk to the summit of Cleadon Hill, South Shields, once around the old mill, then headed back, before returning home with two tired children.
I will probably do something similar today.
Oh, by the way, it’s not snowing here (yet), it’s just a special effect until the 2nd. January, hope you all like it!
Camera details; Pentax K100D, 200mm lens, 1/180 second, f6.7, iso 200
Merry Christmas from South Shields
A quartet of Santas entertained shoppers in King Street, South Shields with their jazz variations on popular Christmas songs and carols. The event took place under the Metro bridge and was certainly different to the normal offerings!
I hope your Christmas Day is going with the same amount of swing!
Best wishes to you all from South Shields Daily Photo.